Low Budget Horror Shrieker Expands to Mountain State

Amidst the virus shut down, a low budget horror film emerged at drive in theatres as a sleeper hit. 

The LA Times wrote:

"Equally indebted to Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and a mishmash of '80s horror films only the directors themselves could comprehensively name-check, "The Wretched" is a fresh horror film built out of familiar parts."

 A dark fairy tale this tree witch devouring children will scald your memory bank. It's not for the weak of mind. 

Described as a chilling brisk, gory mashup of horror and teen adventure movie is inspired by many 1970s and '80s favorites ("Fright Night"), but it's less a slavish copy than it is an enthusiastic, adoring tribute.

Here's the premise:

Following his parents' separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer and work at the local marina in order to gain some form of discipline. The idyllic tourist town offers little solace for him, however, as he is forced to deal with the local, privileged teens and his father's new girlfriend. Ben's problems grow increasingly disturbing when he makes a chilling discovery about the family renting the house next door. A malevolent spirit from the woods has taken a hold of the parents and starts playing a sinister game of house, preying upon the children and wiping away any trace of their existence. Ben's suspicions of the supernatural horrors go unheeded and he launches a perilous crusade in order to put an end to the skin-walking witch's reign of terror. Chilling and suspenseful, THE WRETCHED offers a modern update to the retro young hero's mission like that of The Goonies, and promises to make viewers wary of every dark corner they encounter after witnessing its terrifying tale.